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List of Minimum Wage Rates for 2014

Federal and State Minimum Wage Rates

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Updated April 11, 2014. The following is a list of minimum wage rates for each state for 2014 announced, to date.

Please note that some employees are exempt from minimum wage requirements and others can be paid at a lower rate than minimum wage.

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, however some states have a higher minimum wage rate. When the state minimum wage rate is higher than the federal rate, workers are paid the higher amount.

Minimum Wage Rates for 2014 Listed by State

Alabama: $7.25
Alaska: $7.75
Arizona: $7.90
Arkansas: $7.25
California: $8.00 (increase to $9.00 on July 1, 2014 and $10.00 on January 1, 2016)
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San Francisco: $10.74
  - San Jose: $10.15
Colorado: $8.00
Connecticut: $8.70 ($9.00 effective January 1, 2015)
Delaware: $7.25 ($7.75 effective June 1, 2014, $8.25 effective June 1, 2015)
Florida: $7.93
Georgia: $7.25
Hawaii: $7.25
Idaho: $7.25
Illinois: $8.25
Indiana: $7.25
Iowa: $7.25
Kansas: $7.25
Kentucky: $7.25
Louisiana: $7.25
Maine: $7.50
Maryland: $7.25 ($8.00 on January 1, 2015)
Massachusetts: $8.00
Michigan: $7.40
Minnesota: $6.15 ($8.00 in August 2014, $8.50 in August 2015 and $9.50 in August 2016, with exceptions based on worker age and company size)
Missouri: $7.50
Mississippi: $7.25
Montana: $7.90
Nebraska: $7.25
New Hampshire: $7.25
New Jersey: $8.25
New Mexico: $7.50
 - Albuquerque: $8.60
Nevada: $7.25 for employees who receive qualifying health benefits, $8.25 for employees who do not receive qualifying health benefits.
New York: $8.00 ($8.75 on December 31, 2014, $9.00 on December 31, 2015)
North Carolina: $7.25
North Dakota: $7.25
Ohio: $7.95
Oklahoma: $7.25
Oregon: $9.10
Pennsylvania: $7.25
Puerto Rico: $7.25
Rhode Island: $8.00
South Carolina: $7.25
South Dakota: $7.25
Tennessee: $7.25
Texas: $7.25
Utah: $7.25
Virginia: $7.25
Vermont: $8.73
Washington: $9.32
West Virginia: $7.25
Wisconsin: $7.25
Wyoming: $7.25

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